Everyone expected Watchmen to experience a steep revenue drop (40% or 50%) on its second weekend. Hardcore geeks contributed $55 million and change last weekend, but the mainstream crowd wasn’t expected to follow suit. But a drop of 71%, as reported by Big Hollywood’s Steve Mason, is devastating. And a 73% drop, as reported by Deadline Hollywood Daily‘s Nikki Finke, is obviously worse news.

The weekend’s #1 film is Disney’s family-friendly Race To With Mountain, which will probably earn $24 million and change.